Leadership

Meet the Bank of the West leadership team.

  • Nandita Bakhshi

    Nandita Bakhshi President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the West
    Chief Executive Officer of BancWest
    Co-Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas USA Inc.

    Nandita Bakhshi is President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the West, Chief Executive Officer of BancWest, and co-Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas USA Inc. Bakhshi also serves on the Board of Directors of Bank of the West, BancWest and BNP Paribas USA, and is a member of Bank of the West’s Executive Management Committee.

  • Xavier Antiglio

    Xavier Antiglio Chief Financial Officer

    Xavier Antiglio joined Bank of the West in 2017 as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he is responsible for all finance, accounting, treasury and tax operations bank-wide. In addition to being a member of the Bank's Executive Management Committee, he also is the Chief Financial Officer for BancWest.

  • Ryan Bailey

    Ryan Bailey Executive Vice President and Head of the Retail Banking Group

    Ryan Bailey is Executive Vice President and Head of the Retail Banking Group, comprised of over 5,000 team members, for Bank of the West.

  • Michelle Di Gangi

    Michelle Di Gangi Executive Vice President, Small & Medium Enterprise

    Michelle Di Gangi joined San Francisco based Bank of the West in 2008 as Executive Vice President, Head of Small and Medium Enterprise Banking. She manages small and medium-size business banking activities across Bank of the West’s 19 state footprint including Business Banking activities, SBA lending, SME Construction Lending, underwriting and loan operations, and strategy for distribution through the bank’s retail banking network.

  • Raj Gopal, Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

    Raj Gopal Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
    Risk Management

    Raj Gopal is a Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at Bank of the West, part of the BNP Paribas group.

  • Karin Lockovitch

    Karin Lockovitch Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer

    Karin Lockovitch is Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. Karin joined the Bank in 2017 and is a member of the Bank’s Executive Management Committee.

  • Sheri Paulo Executive Vice President, Chief HR Officer

    Sheri Paulo serves as Executive Vice President and Chief HR Officer for Bank of the West. She is a member of the Bank’s Executive Management Committee.

  • Michael Pereira

    Michael Pereira Executive Vice President, Head of Personal Finance

    Since joining Bank of the West in mid-2017 from BNPP PF France, Michael Pereira has led a major transformation initiative for Personal Finance Division (PFD) named PLUS, a strategic project aimed at transforming the auto business in partnership with BNPP PF.

  • Emma Pertat

    Emma Pertat Senior Executive Vice President, General Auditor

    Ms. Pertat serves as Senior Executive Vice President and General Auditor at Bank of the West. She also is a non-voting member of the Bank's Executive Management Committee.

  • Pierre Ramadier, Senior Executive Vice President

    Pierre Ramadier Senior Executive Vice President
    Group Head, Wealth Management

    Pierre Ramadier is Senior Executive Vice President, Group Head of Wealth Management for Bank of the West, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas. He is also a member of Bank of the West's Executive Management Committee.

  • Jacob Sorensen

    Jacob Sorensen Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

    As Chief Information Officer (CIO), Jacob Sorensen is responsible for the bank’s technology platform, including: Infrastructure & Operations Development; Solutions Delivery; Data Management; Technology Strategy; Architecture; and Technology Vendor Management.

  • Ben Stuart

    Benjamin Stuart Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

    Ben Stuart became Chief Marketing and Communications Officer in 2017, joining Bank of the West with more than 20 years of experience growing businesses within regulated industries.

  • Jean Marc Torre

    Jean-Marc Torre Senior Executive Vice President
    Commercial Banking Group

    Jean-Marc Torre is Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking (CCB) at Bank of the West, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas (BNPP), responsible for the lines of business serving the Bank's corporate clients and wholesale banking. Three main business lines fall under the CCB umbrella, including Commercial Banking Group, Treasury Solutions Division, and Equipment Finance Division.

  • Vanessa Washington

    Vanessa Washington Senior Executive Vice President

    Vanessa Washington is Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Bank of the West. She joined the Bank in 2006 and is a member of the Bank's Executive Management Committee.

  • Karl Werwath

    Karl Werwath Head of Technology and Operations

    Karl Werwath is Executive Vice President and Head of Technology and Operations for Bank of the West and is a member of the bank’s Executive Management Committee. In his role, he leads Information Technology, Information Security, Physical Security, Corporate Services, Process Reengineering, Core Banking Services, Project Management and Know Your Customer teams.

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